counsel of salvation. My penance came in consequence of a
sickness of the liver that God inflicted upon me. Without
the prayers of my father Jacob, my spirit would have departed
from me, for through the organ wherewith man transgresses,
he is punished. As my liver had felt no mercy for
Joseph, unmerciful suffering was caused unto me by my
liver. My judgment lasted eleven months, as long as my
enmity toward Joseph.

"And now, my children, each of you shall love his brother,
and ye shall uproot hatred from your hearts by loving one
another in word and deed and the thoughts of the soul. For
I spake peaceably with Joseph in the presence of our father,
but when I went out from before him, the spirit of hatred
darkened my understanding, and stirred up my soul to murder

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